Feb 27, 2013 7:00am EST
. and this is what he uses a about our credit rating. that it was a mark of trust in our economy, that it was right up front center with a new economic model. is manifestly published for the general election said this, safeguarding britain's credit rating was the very first of his and i quote, benchmarks for britain, against which the bridge people can judge the economic success or failure of the next government. so does the prime minister except that by the first test he set himself he has failed? >> if there is a problem of excessive borrowing, why is it his policy to borrow more? that is the question he simply has to answer. if you want to listen to the credit rating agency, moody's say this. moody's can also downgraded the uk's government debt rating further in the event of reduced political commitment to fiscal consolidation. now on this side of the house we know that is a vital work we have to do. will he finally now admit that he is in favor of more borrowing? admit it. >> at militant. >> you always know when he starts asking me questions that he can't answer questions about his own record.
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
of the english scottish border by celebrating with us today? >> i'm very much looking forward to join my honorable friend of the celebration here in the house of commons. is incredibly fortunate to represent one of the most beautiful and brilliant constituencies in the house of commons. i remember particularly the time we spent in his constituency, and i was standing in a very beautiful part of our world. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, can the prime minister tell us whether at the end of this parliament living standards will be higher or lower than they were at the beginning? >> what we are doing is helping working people by taking 24 million people and giving them a tax cut this year, and living standards will certainly be higher for those people on the minimum wage, working full-time come whose income tax bill has been halved under the government. >> ed miliband. >> trying to it was ever such a simple question. i just want a simple answer. and 2015, people will be asking, am i better off now than it was five years ago. what's his answer? >> the answer is people will be a lo